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November 30, 2018
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This Sunday
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December 2, 2018 at 9:30 and 11:30 am

Are Pigs Flying a Miracle?  ~ Anna, age 7


Conversations with children offer their own unique opportunities for engaging our faith with the world. This question was posed to me several years ago by my niece Anna. This service will consider how we engage the wonder of the vast world and universe through the eyes of all ages.


In our 9:30 and 11:30 am Explorer Classes

Nursery (infant to Pre-K): Infants and young children are invited to our nursery for a time of play, discovery, nurture, and connection. If you are visiting for the first time, feel free to arrive early to meet our nursery staff and to spend time in the room (classroom number 4) with your child.

 

Grades PreK-1st: The theme for this month is Mystery. This Sunday we will be reading a story about the mystery in the stars, doing a focus meditation, and creating a constellation craft.

 

Grades 2nd-5th: The theme for this month is Mystery. This Sunday we will be reading a folktale about the mystery of the sun.  We will do a relaxing meditation about the stars and doing a mystery craft.


About the Authors

The following authors are featured in the readings this Sunday.

 

Pamela C. Hawkins serves as associate pastor of Belle Meade United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Previously she held positions at Duke Divinity School, as associate director of the Duke Center for Excellence in Ministry, and Upper Room Ministries, as associate editor of Weavings.

 

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potowatomi Nation. Her first book, Gathering Moss, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. Her writings have appeared in Orion, Whole Terrain, and numerous scientific journals.

 

Mark Nepo moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. Beloved as a poet, teacher and storyteller, Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time.”


Sunday Service Bibliography

Hawkins, Pamela C., Simply Wait: Cultivating Stillness in the Season of Advent, Upper Room Books, Nashville, kindle edition, 2007.

 

Kimmer, Robin Wall, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, Minneapolis, Milkweed Editions, kindle edition, 2013.

 

Loder, Ted, 20th Anniversary Edition, Guerrillas of Grace, Prayers for the Battle, Augsburg Books, kindle edition, 1981.

 

Nepo, Mark, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, Staying Close to What is Sacred, New York, Atria Books, kindle edition, 2012.

 

Pickett, Helen, editor. Rejoice Together. Boston: Skinner House Books, 2006.

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From the Leadership

Holiday Office Hours

The DUUF office will be closed Monday, 12/24, through Tuesday, 1/1. For building-related emergencies, call 940-566-1286 ext. 91. For all other urgent matters, contact Nancy at president@dentonuuf.org or 940-566-1286 ext. 13.


Reverend Donna's Availability

Office Hours:

Tuesday ~  9:00am - 2:00pm

Wednesday ~ 9:00am - 2:00pm

Or by appointment


940 566-1286, ext. 12

E-mail: minister@dentonuuf.org


Thursday is my writing day & Friday is my sabbath

(available on Friday for pastoral emergencies only)

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What's Happening?
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All are invited to the Annual Congregational Meeting.on Sunday, 12/2, 10:30 a.m., between services. The agenda includes voting on annual budget and recipients of half of the 2019 second offerings.


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Morning Prayer/Meditation/Reflection

Wednesdays, December 5, 12, & 19

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at DUUF

During this holiday season, we are pulled in many different directions and overloaded with the list of to dos. Please join in a quieting moment as we gather the first three Wednesdays this season for prayer/meditation/reflection. Please contact Rev. Donna at duufminister@gmail.com if you have any questions. Please come to all or drop in for one as time allows.


Remembrance Sunday

January 6 will be our annual Remembrance Sunday when we honor those who have passed on during 2018. If you have names of family or friends you would like included in the Order of Service insert, please send them, along with your name & your relationship to that person, to dentonuuf@gmail.com by Tuesday, January 1.


Stewardship

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Stewardship Campaign is Winding Down

Have you made your commitment yet?


Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 2019 budget and program planning are in their final planning stages.  Your participation helps build future programming at DUUF.


Below is a link to our Stewardship form. Every person’s participation matters in creating this loving community of Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The programming that supports the life of this congregation is created with your commitments to our congregation. If you have not yet filled out your commitment form, please take a moment to do so.

https://tinyurl.com/DUUF-2019-pledges


UBarU Camp & Retreat Center Events

Winter Family Camp 12/28-31

Fiber Arts Weekend 2/15-18

Astronomy Weekend 3/1-3

www.ubaru.org for more information and to register! Cabins for rent. Contact  director@ubaru.org to arrange.


This Week

Saturday, 12/1, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Parents of Unitarian Universalist Preschoolers (PUUPs) Play Group - Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us  for a play date and fellowship in the nursery at DUUF on 2nd and 4th Mondays and 1st and 3rd Saturdays. Questions? Email events@dentonuuf@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, 12/1, 5:00 p.m. - Hanging of the Greens - All are welcome to kick off the season with this all-ages celebration at DUUF. We need hands big and small to trim the tree and prepare the sanctuary for the holidays. Pancakes served. Bring a breakfast-style potluck side dish to share. Can you help with set-up, pancake making,  or clean-up? Questions? Email events@dentonuuf.org.

 

Sunday, 12/2, 10:30 a.m., between services- Annual Congregational Meeting! - All are invited to the Annual Congregational Meeting. The agenda includes voting on annual budget and recipients of half of the 2019 second offerings.

 

Sunday, 12/2, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - OUTreach Denton LGBTQ+ Spectrum Youth Group - Teenage youth who identify as LGBTQ+ and/or straight ally are invited to participate each week. Questions? Contact OUTreachDenton@gmail.com.

 

Wednesday, 12/5, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - Morning Prayer/Meditation/Reflection -

During this holiday season, we are pulled in many different directions and overloaded with the list of to dos. Please join in a quieting moment as we gather for prayer/meditation/reflection. Please contact Rev. Donna at duufminister@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 

Wednesday, 12/5, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Middle and High School Youth Groups - All middle school and high school youth, members of the church and community members, are invited to join our youth groups held each Wednesday, 6:00-7:30pm at DUUF. Just show up and have fun! Questions? info@dentonuuf.org

 

Wednesday, 12/5, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. at Harvest House - Parents, join us for adult conversation while your teen is at youth group.


This Month

Monday, 12/10, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Parents of Unitarian Universalist Preschoolers (PUUPs) play Group

 

Thursday, 12/13, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Women’s Fellowship Group -  Join us for an evening of holiday fun for a White Elephant gift exchange. Set up and mingling at 6:00 p.m., potluck at 6:30 p.m., and gift exchange at 7:00 p.m. Deceptive wrapping encouraged! Childcare will be provided. All women identified folks are welcome to attend. Questions? Contact Maureen at 972-679-6969 or info@dentonuuf.org.

 

Saturday, 12/15, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Parents of Unitarian Universalist Preschoolers (PUUPs) play Group

 

Monday, 12/17, 7:00 p.m. - Board of Trustees meeting - All are invited to attend and observe this monthly meeting.   

 

Friday, 12/21, 7:00 p.m. – A Full Moon Winter Solstice - Join CUUPS on a journey of guided introspection to explore the shadows of the soul. Come nurture dark empathy within yourself as you journey to the Underworld. Potluck feast will follow the ritual. Childcare will be provided. White or black clothing is preferred.

 

Monday, 12/24, 4:30 p.m. - Family Worship Service - Save the date and watch for more details coming soon.

 

Monday, 12/24, 6:00 p.m. - Candlelight Worship Service - Save the date and watch for more details coming soon.

Inquirers Series

Inquirers is a series of conversations about both DUUF/Unitarian Universalist history and practices. Newcomers, longtime members, and everyone in between are welcome to attend this 8-part series that meets Sundays between the services at 10:40 a.m. in Room 2.

 

Upcoming sessions:

Inquirers will NOT meet between 11/25 and 12/30. The series will resume on 1/6.


Parents of UU Preschoolers (PUUPs) Play Group

2nd and 4th Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (No meeting Monday, December 24.)

1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

Parents and preschoolers are invited to join us for a play date and fellowship in the nursery at DUUF. Questions? Email events@dentonuuf.org.


Youth Groups

OUTreach Denton LGBTQ+ Spectrum Youth Group

Sundays, 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.

Last meeting for 2018 will be December 16. Meetings will resume January 6.

Teenage youth who identify as LGBTQ+ and/or straight ally are invited to participate each week. Questions? Contact OUTreachDenton@gmail.com.

 

Middle and High School Youth Groups

Wednesdays, 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Last meeting for 2018 will be December 12. Meetings will resume January 9.

Middle school and high school youth groups will meet every Wednesday through the 2018-19 school year. Students are invited to bring a friend, and all Denton youth--members and non-members--are invited to attend.

 

Middle schoolers build community as they learn about UU principles of social justice and explore their roles in the world in relationship to their abilities to be justice makers. The group will consider characteristics of justice makers as well as historical and current work being done by UUs, focusing on ways to bend the arc toward justice in their own lives. Questions? Email carrie@dentonuuf.org.

 

High schoolers are exploring the value of service to our community focusing on religious pluralism illustrated in stories from our Sources. The group will develop personal storytelling abilities use them to coordinate an interfaith service. Guest teacher Nick Day will guide considerations of personal finance, empowering students to save, budget, avoid debt, and spend wisely. If you have questions, email kyndal@dentonuuf.org.


Upcoming Services

  • December 2 - Are Pigs Flying a Miracle?

  • December 9 - Through the Looking Glass

  • December 16 - Hospitality in the Long Winter

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